A drop in the ocean provides the answer

Oil droplets are providing clues about environmental impacts following oil discharges What really happens to the oil that ends up in the sea during a discharge, and how can we minimise the damage?

What do we do when a well blows out?

Oil and gas companies are worried about gas discharges at the sea bed. Recent field experiments can now quantify the volumes of gas reaching the sea surface and how they spread in the atmosphere.